Advance your nursing career with a Bachelor's degree


Earn your BSN degree through a qualified nursing program

Many colleges offer qualified nursing degree programs. Take advantage of current nursing job opportunities

With an expected twenty six percent growth rate in the nursing field by the year 2016, more Tennessee nurses are going back to school to earn their Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN). After completing the RN program students have a choice to attain a BSN Degree. Many BSN-level nurses obtain more long term jobs due to the management role of their positions. They are more equipped to handle leadership roles, such as becoming nursing teachers or nursing managers. A BSN educated nurse is also trained to handle more critical and complex patients due to their extensive training. Most Tennessee RNs with a BSN make between $5,000 and $10,000 more per year than less educated RNs.

In Tennessee there are several ways to obtain a BSN degree. The traditional way would be to attend school for four years. As with all Bachelor Degree programs, during your first two years you would complete you basic education courses along with a few nursing courses. Your third and fourth year would entirely focus on you core nursing curriculum. Registered Nurses in Tennessee have another option to obtain their BSN. Since most of these nurses are already in the workforce, they choose to either go to school part time or full time. With classes available on campus at night, online, or self-paced, a BSN is usually earned in a year and a half or less depending on the student. There is also an option for students who already have a Degree and just want a career change. These students are generally looking to add a BSN as their second degree. These students need to complete the required nursing courses since all of their general education courses are complete.

With so many options available to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Tennessee nurses are in a great position to enhance their careers and credentials. In fact the state of Tennessee has over 30 accredited schools with a BSN degree program in their curriculum. Once this degree is obtained the possibilities are expanded upon. Students can go on to add a Masters of Science in Nursing, allowing them to work as Nurse Practitioners or even a Anesthesiology Nurse.

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Online BSN Degree in Tennessee

Browse our active list of schools in Tennessee that currently offer an online BSN program

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

Programs:

  • BS Nursing (RN/BSN)

The University

With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

Programs:

  • RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
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We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs:

  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
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  • Flexible, fully online degree programs responding to the market needs
  • All courses are offered six times a year with clear path to completion and reduced time-to-degree
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Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

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    List of CCNE Accredited BSN
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